Oh dear! Poor Adrian! Last week most of you did not like his striped peasant ensemble. Only Lauren stood up for Adrian as a designer; the other comments were a chorus of “Ewwww”, “bleck” and “sickly sweet”. The frock with the floppy pockets flopped at 4.4 out of 10
This week I’m tempting fate by sticking with sickly sweet. Frederico Andreotti was an Italian painter noted for his romantic, nostalgic, and frankly sentimental paintings of a imaginary 18th century world.
The frocks in Andreotti’s paintings are an intriguing mix of rococo and late Victorian styles. Today we are looking at a lady in a flowered pink frock, caught up over a striped white and yellow underskirt, with a white stomacher, blue bows in hair, ruffles and frills galore and a decidedly coquettish expression.
Her hair may be powdered, but the outfit is as much late 1880s in its aesthetic as it is 18th century. What do you think? Would you prefer a purer form or Victorian or Rococo fashion? Does Victorian does Rococo work, but not in this instance? Or does the mix of styles create a unique harmony all of its own?
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